PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
5 or 6 terms
TUITION & FEES
If you’re passionate about working in the community and supporting people through law and policy, prepare for an exciting and rewarding career in the Justice field.
This new two-year diploma program will introduce you to Alberta laws and policies and the many socio-economic factors that influence crime. The program includes Indigenous-focused resources to promote understanding about Indigenous peoples’ complex relationship with Canada’s Justice system.
Graduates will be prepared to explore a number of career options within the justice field and to work collaboratively with other justice professionals.
Justice students will explore a broad range of skills important to a justice career including crisis intervention skills, health and wellness initiatives, and strategies for working with diverse groups of Canadians.
Students have the option to focus on specific areas of interest, including youth work, corrections and law enforcement, Indigenous justice, advocacy, and many others.
Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they have:
- A high standard of personal and professional ethics
- Respect for diversity
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Well-developed reading and writing skills
- An openness to viewpoints and perspectives that are not their own
Note: The Justice program is open to anyone who meets the admission requirements. However, prospective students should be aware that individuals with police records, criminal convictions, or charges pending may encounter barriers securing employment in some justice-related fields. These individuals also might be unable to participate in site or facilities visits, or in the Honours Internship. This may affect grading and academic performance in the Justice program. Applicants with further questions are encouraged to contact the program chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A competitive entry, work-integrated learning course will be optional for students in the final term.